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Penny was his muse, as he described her in a 1991 interview: ‘She has been the single most important influence on my work . Riches brought them homes in Oxford and the South of France.
But as the years went by Penny, bringing up two teenagers from her first marriage and the two boys, felt alienated from her husband’s growing celebrity lifestyle.
Indeed, matters became so acrid that for one hearing in 1999, Miss Allen and her partner Steve Tremain arrived at court wearing gags over their mouths in protest against an injunction banning them from talking about the proceedings.
Even now, 15 years on, the rancour still reverberates and the draconian legal restraints won by Mc Ewan —who is a leading supporter of free speech movements like PEN (which supports persecuted writers) and Index on Censorship — still prevent his ex-wife from discussing any aspect of the case and the custody battle.‘He has even lately criticised the court-appointed welfare officer in our case and referred to her criticisms of me.
His remarks are another example of his consistent tactic of presenting himself as an innocent victim — almost a passive by-stander in the matter.’To Penny, 66, even the book’s title, referring to the 1989 Children Act which sets out what local authorities and the courts should do to protect the welfare of children, is provocative.
‘The injunctions on Steve and me were made under the terms of the Act,’ she explains.
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The novel Black Dogs, she believed, caricatured their relationship.2,6 grammes de chaque variété de fromage composent cette pizza. Alors, les accro à la 4 fromages, vous relevez le défi ?🧀😍🧀 pic.twitter.com/hclw Ql JI7J On a eu la chance de rencontrer @Madame Monsieur pour une session acoustique de leur morceau Mercy.She intended to throw them all away but as she began reading she realised she had an almost complete record of the case.And for the first time she has read every page of every judgment and every witness statement.
(For example, she says his claim that their case had ‘floated’ to the High Court ‘could not be further from the truth’.